Molar root anatomy and management of furcation defects

  • Al-Shammari K
  • Kazor C
  • Wang H
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Abstract

BACKGROUND, AIMS: Furcally-involved teeth present unique challenges to the success of periodontal therapy. Anatomical and morphological complicating factors dictate modifications in treatment approaches used for managing these areas. METHOD: Various treatment approaches are available for furcally-involved teeth, the choice of which depends on selected interdependent factors. RESULTS: These factors, along with various approaches used in the treatment of furcally compromised teeth are discussed in this review, with particular emphasis on morphology, etiology, classification and diagnosis.

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  • Furcation involvement
  • Furcations
  • Incidence
  • Morphology
  • Regeneration
  • Root anatomy
  • Treatment

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